Monday, February 09, 2009
I can't tell you how much it boosts my spirits to have these bright little blooms sitting on my front step. A little spring preview. My favorite are the two-toned grouping.
I like to savor the newness of gardening--those first few days from the nursery where the plants are perfect, covered in healthy buds, with all sorts of promise. As the days go by, actual upkeep is required, and that's not really my strong suit. Particularly in south Texas weather. I hang on as long as I can, but eventually, summer takes over and the plants either run rampant, spurred on by a contingent of die-hard weeds, or else they shrivel up and die under the blazing hot sun.
But spring is lovely. May it come early and last many long months.
Submitted by Alyssa Goodnight at 8:20 PM